Unit Summary

In this unit you have covered the following main points:

  • a definition of democracy
  • democratic values and underpinning principles, including pluralism and diversity, citizenship, respect for human rights
  • the nature of democratic government, its common elements and three different democratic decision-making styles
  • the role of the Commonwealth in promoting and supporting democracy.

To check how you have got on, look back at the learning outcomes for this unit and see if you can now do them.

When you have done this, look through your learning journal to remind yourself of what you have learned and the ideas you have generated.

In Unit 4, the last unit in this module, we look at some practical strategies for implementing democratic decision-making.